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A scene from Stuck Pigs Squealing's 2005 production of 'The Black Swan of Trespass'. © Brett Boardman Photography
Meeting Lally Katz
By Peter Robb
Buddy Holly singing at the Nurses Memorial Centre on St Kilda Rd, Melbourne, with Joe B Mauldin on bass and Jerry Allison on drums, 5 February 1958. Image courtesy of Roderick Jordan. © Roderick Jordan
'Rave On Buddy Holly'
By Robert Forster
A Victorian-era postcard an age-old problem. © Wikimedia Commons
'Sex: An Unnatural History'
By Anne Summers
Julia Gillard one year into her prime ministership, July 2011. © Kym Smith/Newspix
Why One Year After the Election Voters Still Don’t Know Who Gillard Is
By Annabel Crabb
Illustration by Jeff Fisher.
Noam Chomsky and the Sydney Peace Prize
By Nick Dyrenfurth
Caged rats awaiting their fate. © Francesca Yorke/Getty Images
Reflections on the Breeding House
By Gail Bell
The Gillard government is set to triple the number of Headspace youth mental health centres. © Jason South/Fairfax Photos
Choosing the Right Path for Adolescent Mental Health
By Lisa Pryor
'In Treatment: Season Three'
By Robyn Davidson
David Lumsdaine, 1998. © Bridget Elliot. Image courtesy of the photographer.
David Lumsdaine’s 'White Dawn' and 'Big Meeting'
By Andrew Ford
Words: Shane Maloney | Illustration: Chris Grosz
By Shane Maloney and Chris Grosz
Words: Shane Maloney | Illustration: Chris Grosz
By Shane Maloney and Chris Grosz
Illustration by Jeff Fisher.
The Home Hospice
By Helen Garner
Suresh Nair leaving court after being denied bail in December 2010. © Nick Moir/Fairfax Photos
Suresh Nair
By Tanveer Ahmed
Illustration by Jeff Fisher.
Robert Drewe on the Secret Lives of Ants
By Robert Drewe